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Aug 22, 2011
Gimme, Gimme! Kidzaw Master Kitz
Unleash your child's inner artist with this painting kit that allows kids to mimic famous artists like van Gogh, Claude Monet and more
Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime. Yes, one painting – but he is still one of the most famous artists in the world! So what's stopping your little maestro? Now, it's easy for your kid to channel her inner van Gogh and recreate his classic Starry Night with Master Kitz from Kidzaw.
Start the art history lesson early – as young as age 4 – with these kits, which include stencils, paint rollers, non-toxic paints, step-by-step instructions and more, letting your kid paint her own version of classic works of art. Tools can be reused, so you don't have to worry about this being a one-time painting experience.
Artist and mom, Michelle Talbot, is the mastermind behind these inventive painting kits. While working at a preschool, Talbot discovered how eager the children were to create their own works of art – with splatter of color here and a brushstroke there. And the idea was born. And kids can have a creative outlet that's sometimes missing in schools these days.
In addition to The Starry Night, two more kits – Gustav Klimt's The Tree of Life and Claude Monet's Water Lilies – are available for a $29.99 price tag.
Whether you can only draw stick figures or you've been drawing freehand for years, you and your kids are in for hours of entertainment with Master Kitz. And while you may not be the next van Gogh, you're sure to enjoy creating your own spin on his classic piece!
Hey mom: want to exercise your art skills? Enter to win a $70 Painting with a Twist gift card on our contest page. This Ferndale studio gives you and a few friends the chance to release your inner artiste. Did we mention you can take a bottle of wine to the studio?